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NEU 12.10.2021 Press Releases

“Peace Studies” to be restructured and expanded

For 20 years, the university continuing education program on Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation (“Peace Studies”) has attracted students from all over the world. In recent months, the program has been restructured and aims to become a regular MA study program at the University of Innsbruck.

NEU 18.08.2021 Press Releases
Supersolid quantum gas

Supersolid in a new dimension

Quantum matter can be solid and fluid at the same time – a situation known as supersolidity. Researchers led by Francesca Ferlaino have now created for the first time this fascinating property along two dimensions. They now report in the journal Nature on the realization of supersolidity along two axes of an ultracold quantum gas. The experiment offers many possibilities for further investigation of this exotic state of matter.

NEU 18.06.2021 Press Releases
Vacuum chamber

A Compact quantum computer for server centers

Researchers build smallest quantum computer yet based on industry standards

So far, quantum computers have been one-of-a-kind devices that fill entire laboratories. Now, physicists at the University of Innsbruck have built a prototype of an ion trap quantum computer that can be used in industry. It fits into two 19-inch server racks like those found in data centers throughout the world. The compact, self-sustained device demonstrates how this technology will soon be more accessible.

NEU 14.06.2021 Press Releases
Vacuum chamber

Insulators turn up the heat on quantum bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researchers led by Tracy Northup have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future operation of quantum computers with very many quantum bits, such noise sources need to be eliminated already during the design process if possible.

NEU 07.06.2021 Press Releases

UEFA EURO fore­cast: France will be Euro­pean Cham­pion

After winning the FIFA World Cup, France could also win the European Football Championship – this is the conclusion of researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Ghent (Belgium), the Technical Universities of Dortmund and Munich (Germany) and Molde University College (Norway). England and Spain also have a good chance of winning the title, according to the forecast.
NEU 02.06.2021 Press Releases
Excavation site Su-re on the Tibetan Plateau

Oldest human traces from the southern Tibetan Plateau in a new light

For the first time, Michael Meyer and Luke Gliganic from the Department of Geology at the University of Innsbruck have used a new optical dating technique  to directly constrain the age of prehistoric stone artefacts from an archaeological site southern Tibet. The findings are more than 5,000 years old and thus the oldest evidence of human presence in this part of the Tibetan Plateau. The study has been published in the journal Science Advances.